So they were burning lots of fossil fuels that is a major cause of pollution. While burning fossil fuels, there are dangerous pollutants coming out such as carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, hydrocarbons and particulates. Especially, carbon dioxide is very harmful chemical to effect on environment because it contributes acid rain and change the climate that effects to the environment. The emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere occurs while fossil fuel is burning. If there is lots of carbon dioxide released from fossil fuel then acid rain would occur more.
Most notably, global warming. Global warming is evident in the increasingly warming of the Earth's temperature, triggering El Niño phenomenon, widespread thawing, and abnormal sea level rise. This has unpredictable consequences for human life in every country or territory. The direct cause of such things is the effect greenhouse gases. According to studies, the natural greenhouse effect helps maintain and develop life on Earth.
Air pollution is a well-known problem throughout the world. Humans know that we are the major cause for air pollution and although we know this fact, we continue to pollute. We poison our air every day by throwing out enormous piles of garbage, burning tons of fossil fuels, and driving millions of miles each year, but do we truly know how much this affects our society and our Earth? Smog, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, and ozone depletion are some of the effects that have resulted from air pollution. Health effects caused by filthy air are also a serious problem that has resulted from pollution.
Throughout history, we as a society has been prone to polluting the earth without realizing the damage it may cause. It may not be obvious now but all those built up pollutions will have brought about a disaster for the future generations to come if we don’t try to keep it to a minimum. The one with the greatest concerns would be toxic air pollutants as “it may cause various significant health problems and generally comes from power plants, industries, pesticide application, and contaminated windblown dust”(Birkeland), which are produced by humans. This not only creates a health hazard, it would also contribute to climate change, global warming, and affects all form of life, not just humans. However, pollutions at the hand of humans have been
Ozone Layer Depletion In the 21st century, some major issues have emerged along with the advancement of science and technology, ozone layer depletion is one of them. Ozone layer depletion has become a worldwide concern due to the rapid deterioration of the volume of the ozone layer, also for the increasing threat to all living organism and their functions. Increasing uses of CFCs and halocarbons have led to an emergence of various health issues and environmental problems which are in some cases fatal. Our planet earth is surrounded by a blanket of gases called atmosphere that sticks to the ground due to gravity. It is made of various gases, among them ozone is a vital one.
The ozone absorbs solar UV radiation which makes the stratosphere hot. The ozone also absorbs infrared radiation that comes from the earth’s surface, trapping the heat in the troposphere. Ozone depletion has severe repercussions on humans, animals, and plants. As I stated earlier, exposure to UV rays can cause a number of problems to all life. One of the big ones is skin cancer.
Global warming is the increase in the Earth's average surface temperature from an increase of greenhouse gases (primarily Carbon Dioxide) in the atmosphere. These extra gases act as a blanket, trapping in radiation received from the sun and warming the Earth's surface. This effect can be brought on from a number of different sources. The burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, volcanic eruptions, and the decomposition of organic materials are only a few of the ways that extra greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere causing what is known to the general public as the "Greenhouse Effect". One may ask how the Greenhouse Effect is so detrimental to the environment.
Pollution of the greenhouse gases is one of the biggest factors that cause it. These greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane from landfills , fossil fuels, nitrous oxide from fertilizers, and lastly carbon monoxide, all of these gases warm and hurt the atmosphere. Some of these gases are caused by natural things on earth like volcanoes , but humans are the ones who are responsible for most of these gases in the air(“Global Warming”). Global warming is warming of the regions and that is what causes the severe weather and melting of the ice caps. Global warming is the result of human air pollution of the greenhouse gases into the environment and it is killing our planet.
Global warming is the most dangerous phenomenal, because it can cause some other phenomenal by changing the ecological balance. As we know, each problem has a solution and Global Warming is one of the problems that have some suggested solution after studying the problems by the scientists. Global warming is the increase of the amount of the Greenhouse gases, the gases that keep the sun heat in the atmosphere, more than the natural state. The increase of the Greenhouse gases causes a rise in the average climate of the planet. Human activities cause the greenhouse gases to accumulate in the atmosphere, and cause an increase in the global warming.
The “greenhouse effect” is the most prominent cause for the rise of global temperatures. According to the book, “Earth’s Changing Environment” the warming of the earth’s climate is due to a collection of gases in the atmosphere. There are various gases in our planets atmosphere, including: water vapor, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane. These gases, called greenhouse gases, absorb a large portion of the radiation from the sun and send it back to the ear... ... middle of paper ... ...the damage that we have already done, but not impossible. It is very important that we do all we can to stop this global crisis before it gets any worse that it already is or there won't be any chance of success.